Tag Archives: makeup

Five Easy Steps to Minimize Your Makeup Collection

Women applying her makeup at her makeup table.

Don’t be worried, this isn’t as scary as you might think! Remove everything –  that you consider to be part of your collection. Skincare, makeup, body lotions, all of it. Leave nothing in the cabinets. It’s easier to see the scope of the project when you aren’t tucking things away. Start Three Piles – one to […]

Wedding Time – Makeup For The Bridal Party

Three beautiful bridesmaid

For a bride, there is no day in her life that she wants to look better than on her wedding day. But her attendants want to look their best as well! After all, their glow will say they are excited to share her special day! The most important factor in wedding day makeup, even for […]

What Do I Pack For An Out Of Town Wedding?

Women traveling with a suitcase.

There are plenty of lists for what a bride (and groom) needs to pack if they are hosting a destination wedding. But what about the guests’ packing list? Packing to attend an out-of-town wedding can be complicated as well, when you consider all of the events that normally surround such a celebration. I am in […]

A Full Face With Pencils And Sticks

Woman applying while sitting on her suitcase

I have several trips coming up this fall and I have been trying to build a travel-friendly makeup kit that works for most scenarios – a wedding in Minnesota, a family holiday in Seattle, and a Mexican cruise. All of these have very different makeup needs, and I would love to build a kit that […]

How to Transition Your Makeup from Desk to Date

Woman checking her face in compact mirror

For the most part, we have a certain look that we wear to work and a certain look that we wear out on the town.  And when it is a Saturday night, we have all the time in the world to get ready.  But what do we do if the date is in the middle […]

What are the Essential Makeup Brushes?

Makeup brushes on wooden table

While recently cleaning out my scary large makeup collection, I realized that somehow I had accumulated dozens of makeup brushes!  It was absurd since I only have one face and only apply makeup once a day!  I have not decided what to do with the ‘overage’ yet, but I have pared down which ones I […]

Makeup Eraser: Does it Really Work?

Woman cleansing face

At the recent expo event, I gave in to the sales pitch and purchased the Original Makeup Eraser Makeup Remover Cloth.  I was skeptical about whether it would really work, but I figured at minimum, I could use it as a regular washcloth, albeit a $20 one. The concept is simple, you use the cloth […]

The Basics of Tightlining

Woman applying eyeliner

In case you are unfamiliar with the concept of tightlining, it is the method of eyeliner application that nestles the color right in between the eyelashes.  It gives the eyes a defined look without the makeup being too obvious.  It also makes the lashes appear longer and thicker, again without the obvious makeup look. The […]

The Five-Product Face

Woman applying makeup

It sounds almost unimaginable to some of us, a complete face with only five products.  But it is doable!  Here is a quick rundown of the five-product face.  It is great for travel, or for keeping in your gym bag or your desk drawer.  For realism, I do not count applicators or brushes as any […]

Do You Travel with Makeup and What Do You Take?

Woman applying lipstick in a park

Do you travel with your full face of makeup, or do you let your skin have the week off from bronzer and blush and concealer?  For most people, it probably depends on the trip itself.  If you have a business conference, you will more than likely be carrying makeup with you.  If you are off […]